How Korean Sentences Work

About this course

Before you spend more time studying the Korean language, if you want to take a quick crash course on how Korean sentences are formed in general and how different tenses in the Korean language are used, you will find these lessons very helpful. Even if you are a beginner learner just starting out with the language, having a bird's-eye view of the Korean grammar will help you understand what you have to study in the coming weeks and months.

Target level

TTMIK Levels 1-3

What can you achieve through this course?

  • Learn how Korean sentences work in terms of the word order, conjugation rules and conjunctions
  • Learn why particles are important in the Korean language and how to use them properly in sentences to add nuance
  • Learn to form longer sentences using conjunctive parts and compound structures

Trailer + Sample lesson




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What can you find inside the course?

  • 15 main lessons and 14 review sessions in between

Customer reviews

"Merry Christmas guys!! I've been spending Christmas morning with Lesson 7! Such a great lesson! Again, let me say how awesome it is to have lessons that are very well focused (no going off on confusing tangents), simple sentences, and very slowly spoken. I can't tell you how helpful that is for a very beginning learner. Slow and simple. Keep it up - this lesson package is a true gem!!"

Paula M.

"I was really pleased with the course "How Korean Sentences Work." I'm a upper beginner and have been studying Korean for a while now, but I always struggled with the word order when it came to making longer Korean sentences, and sometimes sentences in general. This video course had exactly what I was looking for! Hyunwoo ssi, did a great job breaking down the process. The first lessons are about how Korean structure works in general, such as particles, conjunctions, etc. Although I learned them through their audio lessons, learning it again through a video course really helped to reinforce everything. By the time you get to the last lessons, learning how to make a long sentence is not at all difficult. If you need a little help getting your word order straight when making sentences, or just sentence trouble in general, I wholeheartedly recommend this video course. I just wish I could give it a high rating. Great job TTMIK!"

Morgan J.

Table of contents

  1. Basic Sentences + [Review]
  2. Making Questions + [Review]
  3. Negative Sentences + [Review]
  4. Basic Tenses (Past, Present, Future) + [Review]
  5. Saying "Of" in Korean + [Review]
  6. How Korean Particles Work + [Review]
  7. Understanding How to Use "And" and "But" + [Review]
  8. How to Say "Can" or "Be able to" + [Review]
  9. How to Say "Want" + [Review]
  10. How to Say "I think" or "It seems" + [Review]
  11. Modifying a Noun Using Verbs + [Review]
  12. Making Your Korean Sentences Longer (Part 1) + [Review]
  13. Making Your Korean Sentences Longer (Part 2) + [Review]
  14. Making Your Korean Sentences Longer (Part 3) + [Review]
  15. Making Your Korean Sentences Longer (Summary) + [Review]

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Join now to begin your Korean learning journey!


  1. Linda,

    I always have such difficulty grasping the ~는 것 principle but after completing the final three lessons it finally started to click for me! Hyunwoo has a wonderful way of breaking things down that is easy to understand. I am very much a beginner and can easily become frustrated trying to learn Korean on my own, but this course was amazing and gave me the confidence to keep going! 감사합니다!

  2. Sheri B,

    Great course for beginners and great course as a refresh for intermediate/advanced learners. I am at level 8 but find this course a very helpful review, especially when creating multi-clause sentences. 현우님 is correct when he says that long Korean sentences can be frustrating (long English sentence can also be frustrating!). The breakdown of how to create the noun modify clause makes understanding the structure quicker. The sentence illustrations with pronunciations are very helpful and I like how each lesson builds up to the finale! Well done and I know I will come back to this one for a refresh when I get myself tied up in creating and translating sentences. I took some valuable notes that will be useful as I move up to the next level.

  3. Harsha Nair,

    In love with this ccourse.It helped me realize how to form sentences for my TOPIK 2 writing section to start with. I recently passed TOPIK 1 and I am at level 2. Just how you made a course for TOPIK 2 reading section can you plz make one for writing section as well? It’s very underestimated and under-explained side of TOPIK 2. Well just how I am writing such a long comment in English I hope I soon can start writing such long sentences in Korean. 😂.. Definitely this course helped me with my step-1.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      We plan to organize it in the future. We appreciate your interest!

  4. Snow,

    I completed the first 6 lessons, but now get a 404 error message when I try to access any of the lessons for this course. Thanks for any assistance!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,


      We are sorry for the inconvenience.
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  5. OON SEAU FOONG Angeline,

    Sorry to disturb
    I’m just start to watch this course. May I know why I can’t watch lesson 1?

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Hi, the lesson should be available if you are a premium member. please check if you have added the course to “My Learning Center”, and if you did, please refresh your browser. Please let us know if you still cannot access the lesson.
      Thank you!

    • ChoiJuliette,

      Are you a premium member? Because that’s the only way to watch this course

  6. Ryann,

    Just finished this course and it was FANTASTIC! As a beginner in Level 3, these videos supplied a refreshing amount of theory and supplemental rules alongside the general reviews that felt very rewarding to learn. 10/10! 감사합니다!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      리뷰 감사합니다!😊 Hope you find our other courses FANTASTIC too!

  7. Stephanie,

    I just finished this course in quite a short amount of time since I am already on level 4. But it was amazing to see the own progress and how logical many things have become over time. The explainations in these lessons are super clear and easy to follow. Keep up the great work! 🙂

    • Katia,

      I agree with Stephanie…I am on level 9 so it was basi… I put on speed 2x to finish faster.. but It was awsome.. I refreshed some concepts and learnt new stuff that makes the difference in the fluency of my Korean, THANK YOU !!!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      감사합니다! 🙂

  8. Anet,

    감사합니다! Now I think I can make my sentences longer. I just have 2 questions to ask:
    제가 사는 아파트는 멀어요. => Why is there 사는 and not 살은. Just where did the ㄹ go if the verb stem is 살?

    어제 산 책은 어려워요. => Just explain, please, why is there no ㅆ in the word 산? Like how can I tell that it’s in the past when there’s no ㅆ (샀어요)?

    • Caroline Leclercq,

      J’allais poser la même question 🙂 pour 살다. Je n’ai pas encore trouvé la réponse…

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Hi, thank you for studying Korean with us.
      You can join our discord server here: TTMIK Discord and get your questions answered by peers and native speakers!

  9. Veronique Jincq,

    Super contenu, tout est plus clair maintenant ! Merci beaucoup.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you 🙂

  10. Shaun,

    I gained an in depth understanding of what I learnt in Levels 1 and 2, I struggled a bit with Lesson 27: making your Korean sentences longer part 3. overall I truly enjoyed this course😀😁

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      We appreciate your honest feedback!

  11. Stefanie,

    This course is fantastic!!! I’m still very much a beginner at Book 1, Lesson 13, but this course is helping me in understanding the structure around what I’m learning. I just finished the particles section and it made everything much clearer. So for those just getting started too, I’d recommend watching this alongside the regular coursework. Exceptionally helpful!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your feedback! 🙂

  12. Cynn,

    Is this course just videos? There is a statement that says “this section is only available to Premium Members” I am a paid member, and don’t want to miss something extra like NOTES or PDF.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Sorry for the confusion!
      Nothing is hidden or locked under that section, so please ignore the message.
      Again, we are sorry for the inconvenience.

  13. Fanette,

    This course is very helpful. For the first time I can understand the difference between the particles subject…
    And the lessons about How making your Korean sentences longer are great, very well explain.
    So thank you very much !

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you! 🙂

  14. Lei-an Lee,

    Each course posted is a great way to more intense learning. However, in the case of the list of videos, I hope there is also a time stamp on how long will each video might take. Thank you for all the learnings. 이상입니다. 감사합니다!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your feedback! 감사합니다 🙂

  15. Evelina Lissoni,

    Exceptionally good course! Thanks! ^^

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your feedback!

  16. Kasumi,

    I’ve worked through all of Essential Korean Grammar Level 1 and part of Level 2 and this course is helping me understand so much more! Thank you TTMIK!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you! 🙂

  17. Kate77,

    Can I do this course after completing the Learn to Read and Write Korean (Hangul) and having done the first 5 lessons in Level 1 of the Grammar course?

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Of course! 🙂

  18. Ola Kamal,

    Can I save these vedios ? Because if the membership expired I need to review them again…or these vedios will be available all time??

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Please note that it’s not allowed to save our videos.
      You can always re-subscribe to our membership if you want to review our courses, so feel free to come back whenever you want to! 🙂

  19. Ola Kamal,

    Very good explanation….고마워요

    • Talk To Me In Korean,


  20. Michelle Barreto,

    I have been learning Korean for a few months now and even though I am still at the beginner level, my knowledge is constantly growing and changing and it is all thanks to you guys!! I love this course be each detail is broken down to easily explain sentence writing. Thank you guys so much and I look forward to continuing my learning of Korean with TTMIK!!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you! 🙂

  21. Pearl,

    Hi. I started learning Korean 5 months ago and of course still in a beginner level. This course clarified all my questions in the past. Thank you 현우 씨, for your crystal clear explanations.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you! ☺️

  22. Sarinah Mulyani,

    Is there any pdf for this lesson?

    • Lani C Steele,

      It kind of ties in with Lesson 4 Level 2.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      This course provides video lessons only. 🙂

  23. Joana Pimenta,

    이 코스는 복습 때 너무 유용하네요! 정말 감사합니다 😊

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      맞아요~ 🙂 화이팅!

  24. ,

    감사합니다 TTMIK team for your hard work! This course is really useful, and is a nice complement to the series of Beginner’s Courses in the curriculum. It makes the learning process so much more fun! Hope there will be a ‘Season 2’ of this course in the future! 🙂
    Once again, 감사합니다 !

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you! 화이팅 🙂

  25. Büşra Güzelses,

    Each time i study with you people, i surprise how professional you are. Thank all of you for making me believe that i can learn this amazing language!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you!